Kitchen Accessories

Iittala Tools Pots and Pans

What do you do when you’re serious about beautiful product design and have some money to burn in the kitchen? You snap up the Tools collection by Iittala, that’s what. Each piece features oversized handles and is made of stainless steel and aluminium. Prices of each piece below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $136.00 - 405.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

100% Grade A Cheese Board

How about a nice slice of Swiss to show off your cheese spread? A composite of acrylic resin and powdered bauxite means the material is similar to marble, so think about chilling it ahead of time to keep your cheeses fresh on the table. If you look closely, you’ll see that one hole goes all the way through for easy hanging. And there’s no worries about bacteria or odors as the board is non-porous.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: PLANT

T and Dry Tea Towels

Need a few extra tea towels? Check out the typographic options over at UK site Keep Calm Gallery. There are quite a few with popular sayings and such, but these two stood out along with two other favorites (not pictured): It’s Nice to be Nice and Shadow Hands.

‘T’ Towel, £9.00
Dry Tea Towel, £9.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £9.00
Available from: Keep Calm Gallery

Kitchen Brush and Glass Container

Hmm, not sure exactly what you would store inside this container, but it seems like a good idea to have a kitchen brush as a lid of a storage vessel. The brush could scrub pots and pans or your vegetables, but would you put soap inside the container? Or baking soda for cleaning? Your imagination might be useful in determining the best use.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Wood Cutting Boards by Luke Bartells

If live edge wood excites you even just a little, note these nicely shaped wood cutting boards by local San Francisco wood worker Luke Bartells. Each is handcrafted and varies depending on the wood. Also, if you’re in the market for live edge wood furniture, be sure to check out the website of Luke Bartells; there’s quite a few gems.

Square Block, $60.00
Circle Block, $160.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 160.00
Available from: General Store

Proud to Lick and Kitchen is for Dancing Tea Towels

Nothing wrong with either sentiment, and, come to think of it, it’d be nice to have a kitchen motto. Which one would be yours? Both tea towels are printed in the UK on 100% Unbleached Eco Cotton.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £10.95
Available from: Howkapow

Marble Mortar and Pestle

Most cooks leave mortar and pestles out on the countertop to avoid lugging them in and out of cabinets, and seeing as they’re out for everyone to see, they might as well be nice to look at. Marble, as some of you might know, is an excellent material for a mortar and pestle as it does not absorb odors from foods and provides a perfect grinding surface. Each varies slightly.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 80.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

Happy Fourth of July

Here’s hoping you enjoy Independence Day. Have fun and don’t forget the sunblock!

Shown above:
Chef’n Barbeque Sauce Mop, $12.80
Chef’n Barbeque Turner, $14.16
Chef’n Barbeque Tongs, $15.18
Chef’n Barbeque Branch Skewer, $16.89

Purchase Information:

Price: $46.99
Available from: Gilt

Scanwood Bread Board

Remember us mentioning the Scanwood office supplies? Scanwood does quite a few wood tabletop and kitchen accessories as well, thankfully with the same pared down aesthetic. A good deal of their collection is available from AllModern, but for now we’ll just admire this bread board with offset slats to channel crumbs.

Designed by: Knud Holscher
Material: Beech wood and marble
Hand crafted
Easy to maintain
Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 1″ H x 10.2″ W x 15.4″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.99
Available from: AllModern

MINOTAKE Bamboo Collection

The pieces of the Minotake collection by Japanese furniture designer Koizumi Makoto and Kohchosai Kosuga are quite beautiful, so much so that it’s easy to forget that they’re simply eating and cooking utensils. Utilizing the “natural curvature, lightness and strength of bamboo”, the spoons and spatula are ergonomically friendly, which, sadly, is rare to find in today’s marketplace. While the smaller spoons don’t look exactly suitable for soup, they do look quite perfect for rice or risotto.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00 - 18.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

“Pinchy” Wooden Clip

Yes, you could go on using those plastic clips to keep your bag of snacks fresh. You could also choose to purchase these wooden pins (made from sustainable farmed wood, of course). Perhaps the wooden pins would add the tiniest bit more pleasure in that they’re “designed”, but then again, perhaps you’d be just as happy with old fashioned wooden clothespins (24 pack for $9).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Available from: The Future Perfect

Oma Lemon Squeezer by Tonfisk

I won’t bother with the what-is-this question, because you’ve most likely seen the title. Incredibly cute and, more importantly, smart, this little guy will eliminate the lemon-juice-on-the-hands situation that always seems inevitable. Also, the black version is on sale for $30 at greenergrassdesign, fyi.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

OXO 4 Piece Grilling Set

Start the grilling season off right with this 4 piece grilling set by OXO. The set includes a turner, tongs, silicone basting brush and hook- all made from stainless steel with wood handles. Plus, all 4 tools feature retractable hanging hooks that you can slide out of sight when not needed. Handy.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Available from: OXO

Elkay Cutting Boards

Cutting boards with cutouts: a small alteration that helps guide food into/onto a prep bowl or plate. One of these boards might just fit your sink, but check to make sure your undermount has a minimum of 1/2″ reveal. Elkay has a whole range of sinks and accessories, so if neither of these fit your specifications, you might check out their other offerings.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $46.72 - 55.68
Available from: AllModern

Sbriciola Bread Cutting Board

Corral bread crumbs easily with this cutting board from Alessi. As you slice bread, crumbs fall between the slats into the tray below, which then pulls out for quick cleaning. Designed by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, the very same couple who designed the Milky Way Minor Cheese Knife Set. If you know someone serious about their bread and cheese, you might consider either (or both, if you’re feeling generous) as a good gift idea.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $112.00
Available from: Fitzsu